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Hoben Elementary School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 524 students

 

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Posted December 18, 2012

Hoben is bar far the best school my children have attaended. The principal is caring and is very attentative to all our family's needs. The teachers are wonderful as well. Nothing but positive things to say about Hoben and the staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2012

I have had few problems at Hoben. The teachers and principal are very caring , (The school on the inside is very 'comfy' .) oh yeah, did i mention i use to go to this school? Hoben Elementary School is awesome! i have so many memories from this school, i cant list them all. ...And if your wondering about any negitive things about this school dont worry,i admit not perfection but definietly satisfaction.:) from a former student.


Posted August 14, 2011

My daughter will be a 5ht grader in the Fall of 2011. She has been part of the Hoben family since the age of 3 by attending their pre-school program. Hoben has been a dream school for her and my family. The Principal, Teachers and support staff go out of their way to make each student feel special. I remember running into the Principal at the mall after my daughter completed first grade and she greeted us both by name. Hoben's ability to provide a complete education is the key to their success. By incorporating: technology, real-world skills, community programs, parent opportunities, differentiated instruction to all learners and social skills. I could not have asked or a better education to prepare her for her future!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2010

I just loved all the activities we had
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Posted April 30, 2009

My son started Kindergarten this year, and has many extreme food allergies. Mrs. Samson and the entire school has been so great! I am also very impressed with the curriculum and level of education he is getting at such a young age. I love Hoben! Great work guys!
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Posted April 18, 2006

This is our first year here, moved from Georgia where the ages are different for each grade. The principal had our daughter tested, talked with us a couple of times before school started and actually asked our opinion on placement. She is thriving and having a great time! I can't say enough great things about her current teacher. We have loved it so far!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2006

This is a great school I have never had any problems with it I am very active parent with the school the more parents we have active the better and I beleave we have a pretty good turn out my kids love there teachers in all grades they have been great!
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Posted November 16, 2005

This is a great school. My husband and I plan on buying a house so our son can remain here all the way through 5th grade. The teachers are great in teaching each child. The principal and all staff are on top with communication between parent and teachers as far as the success of your child. The library is a wonderful place for the children with a wide selection of books and materials that interest the children. There is many different cultures that attend this school and there is no prejuidice feelings from what I observe. You can be rich or poor and parents and staff still make you feel welcome at this school. Many parents are involved by volunteering in someway at the school. We have had no problems here. It is an excellent place to learn for our child and yours too!
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Posted August 22, 2005

I do not rate this school high for several reasons, I have notice children left unsupervised, doors left unlocked everyday, pizza men delivering pizza's to unlocked doors, no one going to office to sign in. The principal goes out when weather is good. A total all around not so friendly school! If you want to be in a 'CLICK' than this is a place to go.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 25, 2003

This is a great school, with great teachers and a great principal that knows the kids by name. My kids love this school.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

71 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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57%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

71 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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65%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

63 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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68%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

63 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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75%

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

63 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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54%

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49%

2011

 
 
59%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

79 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

77 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

82 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
18%

2013

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
14%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

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The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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How schools in the state rate:

19%
of schools in the state are Below average
55%
of schools in the state are Average
26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Test score rating 20131What's this?

Test score rating examines how students at this school performed on standardized tests compared with other schools in Michigan. Test scores are based on 2012-13 MEAP results from the state of Michigan.

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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Average


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 MEAP results from the state of Michigan.

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 net growth (significant improvement/improvement - significant decrease/decrease) according to Performance Level Changes from the state of Michigan.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 74% 69%
African-American 9% 18%
Asian 9% 3%
Hispanic 4% 6%
Multiracial 4% 2%
American Indian 0% 1%
Native Hawaiian N/A 0%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 18%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Dr. Liz Vartanian-Gibbs
Fax number
  • (734) 981-7405

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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44680 Saltz Rd
Canton, MI 48187
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